Snapchat lets users add links to web content, SpaceX launch scrapped twice but scheduled for attempt tonight, and Virgin Galactic aims for commercial flights in 2018, and more.
Snapchat’s new Paperclip feature lets users attach a website address to a message that can be opened in the app’s internal browser, reports TechCrunch. Previously, only ad campaigns and Discover content could include links.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was scheduled to launch on Sunday and then Monday from Cape Canaveral, Fla., but was aborted both times due to technical glitches, reports CBS News. A software issue with the rocket's guidance and navigation system automatically triggered a launch abort Sunday and it was not immediately known what caused Monday's abort. Another launch attempt is planned for Wednesday night.
Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic plans to resume powered test flights this year, with the billionaire entrepreneur aiming to make the trip into space himself by the middle of next year, reports Bloomberg. Powered tests are set to begin soon and take place every three weeks with the aim of extending them into space by November or December.
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